Thank you for the replies in both my threads... I will give them a try tomorrow.
As for .94... It just seems I already had a bunch of working roms for that version. I dont really even know the difference between the two. Please enlighten me! (One thing I am wondering if you need samples in 1.04 for example...donkey kong?)
Most all of my experience is in Windows MAME AND Hyperspin....and mostly later versions, like after 144 or something. The whole Linux thing is Greek to me but this ol dog likes learning new tricks!
I am not afraid of compiling a newer set if need be... About the only game even remotely taxing is Metal Slug. Most all are things like Pacman, DK, Galaga, Frogger, etc... And it seems to play them good enough for this project.
But again, if there is an advantage to the newer version I definitely would like to know.
Thanks again...we will see if I can figure these things out... i have my doubts
EDIT- I did actually find the correct folder earlier this afternoon for the high scores...working fine. Thanks tho!!